Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jeff. County, NY
so i bought a muzzle and i am glad i did
Hubbie and I went on a walk with all four dogs today and for the first time I saw a behavior in Ma that made me go straight to Petco and get a muzzle fitted on her. Sadly they only have the mesh muzzles left but its better than nothing. Her prev. Owner warned me that ever since the fight she shows reactivity but that is not just reactivity. She saw another dog and snapped on Indra and Nala out of frustration. At Petco, once I had the right muzzle, I left it on and I am glad I did. On the way to the register a black lab passed us and if it wasn't for the muzzle she would have bitten.
I do believe the previous owner that she did not do it before. If she did she would have shown the same leash aggression when she met my friends dog. It only happens when she is on leash. She is perfectly fine off leash. Honestly, I won't play around with this and won't take any chances.
After that we went to tractor supply to get some food. Boy, do people give a dog with a muzzle "the look". I did say "it is not because of people but because of dogs." And instantly, they relaxed and even petted her after they asked if it is okay.
She is a great people dog. But we will have a lot of work ahead of us regarding the leash aggressiveness and this time, no experiments. I rather am safe than sorry and meanwhile, I have no issues with putting a muzzle on a dog. Should have done the same with Zenzy.